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Gloria De Piero statement ahead of the first same sex marriages

Gloria De Piero MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities said:

"Today, as loving couples in England and Wales prepare to get married, as a country we celebrate a historic step towards equality.

“Over the last 15 years we have seen a scale and pace of progress few deemed possible, and I’m proud of the role Labour has played alongside campaigners to drive forward this change.

“Of course equality in law is not enough, and as a Party we will continue to challenge stigma and prejudice wherever we find it, but today we share in the joy of all those couples getting married.”

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